Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 59 | Page 30


Eaton study finds gap between Digital Transformation and energy transition efforts

Intelligent power management company , Eaton , has announced new research on the relevance of the energy transition in Digital Transformation planning for power-critical businesses . Commissioned by Eaton , this S & P Global Market Intelligence report – The Intersection of Digital Transformation and the Energy Transition – highlights that although 77 % of companies surveyed expect to transition away from their current power sources , only half are currently executing the digital strategies needed to navigate this shift . In addition , less than a third of companies track key sustainability and energy intelligence metrics and even fewer ( 17 %) have digitally-enabled legacy systems .

“ We identified a major gap in how businesses are applying digitalisation to realise decarbonisation goals and this research is a wakeup call , shedding light on the opportunities for businesses to focus investments and make a bigger impact ,” said Aravind Yarlagadda , Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Eaton . “ Businesses need to move far faster on Digital Transformation . The good news is that the time for action is now , and tools like our Brightlayer digital foundation help businesses gain deeper energy insights that are essential to evaluate worthwhile investments . Our industry-specific software suites are already helping customers meet these challenges .”
The study included 1,001 respondents who are involved in Digital Transformation efforts across four powercritical business sectors in North America , Europe , the Middle East and Africa , including : buildings , data centres , industrials and utilities .
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